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Posted by on Oct 11, 2021 in Healthy Habits, Healthy Mindset | 0 comments

Why Being Naturally Thin Is Not a Free Pass to Overindulge on Food

Why Being Naturally Thin Is Not a Free Pass to Overindulge on Food

If you’re naturally thin, then you certainly have the advantage over many of us who need to make a conscious effort to keep our weight under control. That said, just because your waistline and weight are where they should be, it is not a free pass to overindulge on food.

Overindulgence Isn’t Healthy Just Because You’re Naturally Thin

It’s important to remember that controlling what you eat isn’t just something you do to keep your weight under control. Certainly, it plays an important role in your weight management. However, nutrition isn’t something your body needs only during bathing suit season. When you overindulge on food, you’re not treating your body the way it needs to be treated in order to be healthy.

Therefore, choosing to overindulge on food can place you at risk of certain conditions, illnesses and symptoms you don’t want, even if a struggle with weight isn’t among them.

Why Choose Not to Overindulge Even if You’re Naturally Thin

Poor eating habits, regardless of your waistline can affect your health overall. Here are a few important reasons to eat primarily nutritious foods, and in the right quantities, too.

Healthier Skin

Your cleansing, moisturizing and UV protection all play a very important role in the look and health of your skin. That said, eating the right foods is also critical to that process. Your skin is an organ and, like the other organs in your body, it requires water and the right nutrients to function at its best. When your skin organ is functioning efficiently, it looks better. It reduces sagging, infection (which includes pimples), inflammation, dryness, excess oiliness and a dull overall complexion. This leaves you with brighter, plumper and clearer skin overall.

Sleep Quality

Your sleep is affected by many of the things you do while you’re awake, including what you eat. If you’re not getting a great sleep, there are several habits you should build for yourself, including eating nutritious foods and avoiding overeating – particularly closer to bedtime. This will help you to keep your natural hormone, energy levels and even body temperature where they should be so you can get the rest you need. This can result in better alertness, mood, overall health, and a reduction in stress as well as depression and anxiety risks.

Intelligence

Eating right is one of the best ways to support brain health. In fact, some studies suggest that it can even make you smarter. This isn’t just the case while you’re a kid. It affects adults, too. Good nutrition in the right quantities of food, combined with regular exercise, can help you to protect your brain cells. In fact, it may even help you to create new brain cells regardless of how old (or young) you may be.

Longevity

If you want to live a long time and be as healthy as possible throughout that time – for the best quality of life – then it is typically recommended that you focus on a balanced diet overall. If you are naturally thin, it may seem that you can overindulge without any consequences.  However, this is not at all the case.  The food you consume when you are younger sets the stage for your later years.

Later on in life, your lifestyle will change and after the age of sixty years, your metabolism will slow. If you haven’t established healthier eating habits – such as avoiding the inclination to overindulge on a regular basis – then you may not be naturally thin for long. Moreover, the imbalance of nutrition could end up impacting your health and even your longevity.

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